Trump Selects Green Energy Policy Skeptic to Lead Renewable Energy and Efficiency Office at DOE

President Trump has named Dan Simmons, an opponent of policies meant to promote renewable energy, to lead the renewable energy office at the Department of Energy.

Simmons formerly worked at the Institute for Energy Research, a self-styled free-market energy think tank that is funded largely by fossil fuel interests.

An Energy official announced Simmons’ appointment to lead the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) in a recent email to employees, which noted that Simmons started at the department during the Trump administration’s transition period.

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